The HEX Files

The words "Praise Satan" conjure images of devil worship, the burning of dungeons and dragons books and animal sacrifice, or at the very least Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Most of us in the western world live in societies heavily influenced by Christian religions, even if we don't practice it ourselves, we generally are aware that ...

The world is terrifying. And it is always trying to kill us. A great example (out of so many) is rabies, which we've talked about before. Horrifying stuff, and if not vaccinated against, deadly every time. Another example is lead. It's everywhere on our little blue dot, and exposure can cause all kinds of issues.

More pirates!! After our last episode detailing the Pirates of the western seas questions came up about pirates in eastern countries. While my research didn't turn up a lot of options, a few notable accounts came up.

Pirates, a crowd favorite for obvious reasons, but did you know that they had incredibly progressive views for the time? Nathan digs into the social structure of pirates in the golden age of piracy, tells us about their dealings with the government meets of the time and how they conducted themselves.

It's July 1954; a hot day. A man arrives at Tokyo airport in Japan. He's of Caucasian appearance and conventional-looking. But the officials are suspicious. On checking his passport, they see that he hails from a country called Taured. The passport looked genuine, except for the fact that there is no such country as Taured [...]The man is...

Rabies

07/15/2022

CW: illness, death (including death of a child), animal attacks, animal and human harm

Bloody Mary

05/27/2022

The legend of Bloody Mary is a story many of us in North America are familiar with. Or we think we are. I thought I knew the myth, but once I started digging, I realized I only know the tip of the iceberg and found myself on a fascinating adventure around the world and through the decades